7/23/10

Astro Projections

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Astronomer, Nicolas Camille Flammarion and His Celestial Globe, circa 1905

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The Moon, March 4, 1856, Lewis M. Rutherford
Photograph of the Moon in it's First Quarter, École Polytechnique 1st Division

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John Glenn, The First American to Orbit the Earth, 1962

7/13/10

Masonic Societies

From our collection of fraternal orders we present our first images which depict meetings of entire lodges.


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Fraternal Order, Circa 1895


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Members of the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows Line the Street, Bozeman, MT, Circa 1864


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Officers of 'Nokomos', Rebekah Lodge 186, Jan 7, 1904
'Flashlight Photo- One O'clock in the Morning'


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Uniform Company of 'Guttenberg' Lodge No. 74, K. of P., September 10, 1876
Photographers Redington & Schaffer, 291 West 27th Street, NY


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Fraternal Order, Circa 1878. Stereoview

7/8/10

Hair Down to...Where?

During the 18th century, elaborate wigs were the high fashion of the day for men and for women. The Victorian era brought taboos and strict guidelines for behavior, but freed the person from the burden of caring for someone else’s hair on their head. Pride in one’s own hair became a highlight of the time period. There were few excesses in the Victorian era, one of them was the freedom to let down your hair.


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Victorian Heads Afloat, Circa 1885



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'The Seven Sutherland Sisters,' Cabinet Card, Circa 1880
"With whom nearly everyone is familiar for a hair tonic which they extensively advertise."


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Miss Owens, an exhibitionist whose hair measured 8ft 3in., Circa 1890


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The Lady with the Mane
Who had growing from the center of her back, between the shoulders, a veritable mane of long black hair, which doubtless proceeded from a form of Naevus Pilosus,
Circa 1896